Date(s) - Tuesday 6th October 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
worldwide via zoom
WRITING FROM THE BODY-
AN EMBODIED CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
A FREE INTRODUCTION 6TH OF OCTOBER 6.30-8.30PM UK TIME
‘Write your self. Your body must be heard.’ Helen Cixous
Our bodies hold stories and memories- everything we have ever experienced thought or felt lives in our blood, our bones, muscles, cells, our very DNA.
But how do we write from the body?
How do we tap into the rich ground that is our body for inspiration and authentic, original writing?
How can we write from our whole body not only from our brain?
In this 2 hour workshop we will consciously tune into our bodies, using movement, guided mediation, body scans and playful somatic exercises to cultivate embodied writing. We will listen deeply to the stories our bodies hold, move effortlessly between sensing, experiencing and moving to the page and back. We will play with automatic/ stream of consciousness writing, movements and prompts.
No experience in creative writing necessary.
- Tuesday 6th of October 6.30-8.30pm BST *
THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION to WRITING FROM THE BODY, as a taster workshop before a 4-week embodied creative writing course starting on the 13th of October 2020 – Tuesdays 6.30-8.30 pm BST
I am looking forward to meeting & writing with you!
About me :
I am interested in the connection between our bodies and how we express ourselves creatively. I believe passionately in the healing power of creativity and in our birthright to creativity and a fulfilled sexuality. My intention is to support people to feel more empowered and alive and I bring my heart, passion and wisdom from my own healing journey and my experiences as a performance artist, writer, art therapist, sexological bodyworker, rebirther & creativity coach to my work and offerings.
Writing is my passion and my main creative expression. I have published two historic novels (‘The Puppet Boy of Warsaw’ (2013) and ‘The Eye of the Reindeer’ (2016) and am currently working on an erotic novel and a poetry collection.
ABOUT WRITING FROM THE BODY:
I feel the beauty of ‘Writing from the Body’, and the methodology it offers, is that it holds both the universality of us as humans who have an embodied experience in this life- all human live in and with a body- as well as our unique differences. For example, I am living and writing from a white body and this experience is vastly different to the experience of a person of colour, given the society we live in. That I am able-bodied and cis-gendered also shapes my experience and adds to my privilege.
‘Writing from the body’ can allow us to create dialogue about shared and different experiences and help us explore issues around health, sexuality, gender identity, race and cultural identity in deep and creative ways.
It can also support us to face, listen to and dismantle shame. It is inherently empowering.
Listening to my body I can hear my body’s stories and the stories of my ancestors- to let those stories flow onto the page means they become mirrored back to me and can be witnessed by myself and also be shared.
When we do this work in a workshop context, we can not only find refuge in our own writing and on the page, but also in the community of fellow explorers…